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2021 Fall Family Weekend Parking

Welcome family members to a very busy weekend. We are excited you are on campus and want to provide you with some reminders to make parking this weekend less stressful.

Friday, September 17

  • Check-In and Welcome at the Student Union Ballroom, 2nd floor.
  • Parking is available for Registration Check In (located at the Student Union Ballroom) will be at the 11th Street garage on Friday, Sept 17 ONLY. Walk over the bridge to The Hill and walk west one block to the Student Union.
  • Friday – FREE Knoxville Trolley Orange Line runs until 10 pm if families want to experience the incredible restaurants Downtown Knoxville.
  • WWE Friday night Smackdown will be held at Thompson-Boling Arena at 7:45 pm. Tickets are still available. Special event parking begins at 4pm in the parking areas near the arena. These lots cost $10 to park.

Saturday, September 18

There is NO family weekend designated parking on campus Saturday, September 18th, including for the Family Tailgate at the Student Union.

  • UT Public Parking – $40 at UT Culinary Institute and Creamery across from Sorority Village at 2712 Neyland Dr. Lot opens at 7am. No shuttle from this location.
  • Parking on campus on gamedays is for Football Parking Permit holders and residential student parking permit holders ONLY.

City of Knoxville Public Parking Options

$10-$40   Downtown Knoxville Public Parking

  • $40      Closest to campus – Poplar St lot
  • $20      Downtown garages – Main Ave, Dwight Kessel, City County Bldg, & Locust St
  • $10      Downtown – Civic Coliseum Garage & Blackstock Lot
  • FREE  State Street & Market Square (these fill the quickest)

KAT Off Campus Shuttles and KAT Service on Game Day

Facial coverings/masks will be required on the Shuttle Buses per federal mandate.

Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) Gameday Shuttles to campus start three (3) hours prior to kickoff. These buses drop guests (and pick up after the game) at Walters Academic Building near the Students Union.

Shuttles from downtown Knoxville are $10 per person

  • Civic Coliseum
  • Old City
  • Market Square

Shuttles from west Knoxville are $20 per person

Options near campus not managed by the University of Tennessee

Sunday September 19

  • Neyland Stadium Guided Tour parking is available in S9 parking across from Gate 21 at the Stadium and near the Student Union
  • Chosen Family Picnic at the UT Gardens. Parking areas across from the UT Gardens. Please note some of the RV Tailgaters may still be in their spaces.